(111 Episodes) "Father Knows Best" is an Old Time RadioSituation Comedy, broadcast during the early to mid 1950s, depicting the 'typical American' household. It went on, very successfully, I might add, to television. Primarily sponsored by Maxwell House Coffee.... "Your father thinks it's the best (coffee), and ....Father Knows Best!!" Became popular 50s 60s B/W TV sitcom. Enjoy! * def gp ddh ( 5 reviews ) Topics: Father, Knows, Best, OTR Sitcom
(04 Episodes) "The Nebbs" was a 1945 Situation Comedy aired om MBS-KHJ Los Angeles, every Sunday Night. It starred Gene & Kathleen Lockhart as Rudy & Fanny Nebb. Program announcer was Tom Dixon and the show sponsors were Syntex & Los Angeles Times. * def gp ddh Topics: Old Time Radio, The Nebbs, OTR Sitcom, Old Time Radio Sports Comedy, Cartoon Character, Television...
(09 Episodes) "My Son Jeep," was an OTR Juvenile Sitcom, which aired on NBC radio from January 25, 1953 thru June 14, 1953. July 04 thru September 22 of the same year, it was also broadcast on TV. Although very short-lived on both NBC Radio & Television, "My Son Jeep" was given a re-birth October 03, 1955 when it was brought back as a weeknight 15-minute show, on CBS Radio; it lasted only one more year, the last episode airing November 09, 1956. SYNOPSIS: Jeffrey (JEEP)... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Old Time Radio, My Son Jeep, OTR Sitcom, Old Time Radio Comedy, OTR Juvenile Sitcom
(14 Episodes) OTR Correll & Gosden (aka Sam 'n Henry) (aka Amos & Andy) SAM 'N' HENRY, and later AMOS 'N' ANDY, was the start of radio serials. It wasn't uncommon for real talent to leave a program and start a new show under a new name, leaving the station with the former program in name only. This happened often, and it happened with one of the earliest, most popular and longest running radio programs, one that hit the air in 1926. Charles Correll & Freeman Gosden had been working... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Charles Correll & Freeman Gosden, Sam 'n' Henry, Amos & Andy. OTR Sitcom, Old Time Radio...
(06 Episodes - 3 more un-playable not uploaded) "Meet Mr McNutley" Old Time Radio's 1953-1954, 30 minute situation comedy, "Meet Mr McNutley," premiered on CBS Radio, thursday Sep 17, 1953. This radio show lasted only one season; the final broadcast took place June 10, 1954. "Meet Mr. McNutley" did graduate to television, the TV version of which lasted one season longer than did its radio counterpart. Ray Milland and Phyllis Avery took on the roles of the... Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Sitcom, OTR Comedy, CBS, Radio, TV, Television
(03 Episodes) "Abie's Irish Rose" January 24, 1942, NBC's WMAQ radio in Chicago aired the premier episode of "Abie's Irish Rose," a spin-off from a successful Broadway play (as well as movies) written by Ann Nichols. The story is of a good, Irish, Catholic girl who meets, falls in love with & marries a nice, Jewish, Jersey boy and the evolving culture clashes. Despite the popularity of its play & movies, this radio series lasted for only two years (1942-01-24 thru... Topics: Old Time Radio, Abie's Irish Rose, OTR Sitcom, Old Time Radio, Drene Shampoo
(118 Episodes) "Duffy's Tavern" was/is a Wartime situation comedy which ran for a decade on several different radio networks: CBS, 1941–1942; NBC-Blue Network, 1942–1944; NBC, 1944–1951. The final "Duffy's Tavern" episode airdate was December 28, 1951. Ed Gardner starred as Archie, manager of the drinking establishment owned by Duffy, "...where the elite meet to eat." Ed Gardner, writer/actor who co-created the series, had performed the character of Archie... Topics: Old TIme Radio, OTR Sitcom, OTR Comedy. Duffy's Tavern
(109 Episodes) (AFRTS Programs Listed) My Favorite Husband: .... was/is a 1948-1951, 124 episode, CBS Radio situation comedy. The star billings of this very well-acted program were held by Lucille Ball and Richard Denning, as Liz & George Cooper or, Liz & George Cugat, as noted in the odd episode. The Cooper/Cugat couple live at 321 Bundy Drive, and are billed as "two people who live together and like it!" The main sponsor was Jell-O, which explains why an average of three... Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Sitcom, Lucille Ball, My Favorite Husband
(11 Episodes, 1 interview, 1 theme song & 2 INC Eps with interesting info) "Clara Lu 'n' Em" During the late evening of Tuesday, January 27, 1931 (10:30 pm), "Clara Lu 'n' Em" made radio-broadcasting-history. when it hit the NBC Blue Network airwaves as, what appears to be, the first-ever soap opera. "Clara Lu 'n' Em" aired throughout the 30s & early 40s on the NBC Blue Network & CBS, until, in 1945 it reached syndication heaven. Colgate-Palmolive-Peet,... Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Sitcom, OTR Comedy, Clara Lu n Em, First Soap Opera
(07 Episodes) "The Fabulous Dr. Tweedy" NBC's 30 minute sitcom, "The Fabulous Dr. Tweedy," (43 Eps from June 02,1946 thru March 03, 1947) was heard on KVOA Radio every Sunday at 4 PM, changing at a later date to Wednesday. "The Fabulous Dr. Tweedy" (played by Frank Morgan) was the absent-minded Doctor of Philosphy, Thaddeus Q. Tweedy. A tenured Professor of Philosophy at his previous college, Dr. Tweedy got the boot for repeatedly flunking star players of the... Topics: Old Time Radio, The Fabulous Dr. Tweedy, OTR Sitcom, OTR Comedy
(28 Episodes - 1 Audition & 27 EPs) "The Smiths of Hollywood," broadcast in 1947, was a 27 episode, syndicated, situation comedy. The successful audition took place September 20, 1946 and the program debuted January 10 1947. Final episode aired July 04, 1947. The comedic role of Uncle Cecil played to a "tea" by very British actor, Arthur Treacher. Harry Von Zell and Brenda Marshall portray the nephew and niece Uncle Cecil moves in with. Music by The Charles Hathaway... Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Sitcom, The Smiths of Hollywood, OTR Comedy
(66 Episodes) The Adventures of Maisie (aka Maisie): was a radio comedy series starring Ann Sothern, as under-employed entertainer Maisie Ravier, a spin-off of Sothern's successful 1939-1947 Maisie movie series. Sponsored by Eversharp, the first series ran on CBS from July 5, 1945 to March 28, 1947, airing on Thursdays at 8:30pm during the first two months, then moving to Wednesdays at 9:30pm (1945-46), then Fridays at 10:30pm (1946-47). from 1949 to 1952, Maisie was in syndication with Pat... ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Old Time Radio Sitcom, OTR Comedy, OTR Sitcom. The Adventures of Maisie, Ann Southern
(71 Episodes) (Missing: Meeks 1948-05-29 #038 Home Sweet Home) "Meet the Meeks" was an 11 am, Saturday Morning, OTR Sitcom, originating from WMAQ Radio, Chicago (NBC 1947-1949). Meet the Meeks was a follow up sitcom for the 1940-1942 program "Meet Mr. Meek." This family sitcom played in the radio days, when families actually sat, and used their imaginations, together. The antics of Mortimer Meek, wife Agatha, daughter Peggy & Uncle Louie could not help but make you laugh... Topics: Old Time Radio, Meet the Meeks, OTR Sitcom, Old Time Radio, Family Program, Forrest Lewis
(65 Episodes) 2 Charlotte Greenwood Programs & 63 Charlotte Greenwood Shows plus one Lux Radio Program) * def gp ddh Topics: Old Time Radio, Charlotte Greenwood Program, Hallmark Charlotte Greenwood Show, Lux Theater, OTR...
(22 Episodes) "Life With The Lyons" was a British radio & television domestic sitcom dating from the 1950s (debut: 1950-11-05). What was most unusual about this sitcom, was that it featured real-life American family members, Ben Lyon & his wife, Bebe Daniels. The real life couple had settled in London during World War II & were featured with comedian Vic Oliver in the radio series (1940-1949) "Hi, Gang!" "Life with the Lyons" carried on where "Hi,... Topics: Life with the Lyons, Old Time Radio, OTR Sitcom, BBC Comedy
(10 Episodes) “Meet Corliss Archer” The first broadcasting of CBS's “Meet Corliss Archer” (with Campbell's Soup as their sponsor) was April 28, 1946. "Meet Corliss Archer" (CBS’s version of NBC’s popular teenage program, “A Date With Judy”) was yet another program created to entice the younger (teenage) generation to leave extra-curricular activities far behind and hang out, instead, around the family radio. In 1948, Corliss moved from CBS radio to NBC radio, as a... Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR, OTR Sitcom, OTR Comedy, Meet Corliss Archer, Janet Waldo
(93 episodes) Baby Snooks, first portrayed by Fanny Brice during her 1912 vaudeville act, was Fanny's version of the then-time actress, Baby Peggy. Brice later admitted that even though Baby Snooks was a version of herself as a child, Baby Snooks was a caricature of Baby Peggy. In 1934, Fanny wore the Baby Snooks costume (of long, curly, bleach blond hair held together with a large pink ribbon, baggy dress, Buster Brown-like shoes w ankle socks and a big pink all-day sucker) during her time in... ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Old Time Radio, Baby Snooks, Fanny Brice, Hanley Stafford, OTR Comedy, OTR Sitcom
(51 Episodes) "The Alan Young Show" was a 30 minute situation comedy that ran from 1944 thru 1949. In 1944, Canadian actor Alan Young was hired away from the Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC) radio, by NBC Radio, as a summer replacement for "The Eddie Cantor Show.' Young switched to ABC in late '44, (October 03 1944 - June 28 1946), eventually returning to NBC in the fall of '46 Sept. 20, 1946-July 05, 1949) to complete "The Alan Young Show" program run. Alan Young is... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Old Time Radio, Alan Young, The Alan Young Show, OTR Sitcom
(30 Episodes) "The Anderson Family" Syndicated and broadcast from 1947-1948, "The Anderson Family" situation comedy radio program was a "Hollywood Broadcaster's Production". The main characters of this enjoyable family program were Oliver Anderson (Dick Lane), Mrs. Mary Anderson (Louise Arthur), and Junior (Walter Tetley). Walter also played Leroy on "The Great Gildersleeve" and Sherman Peabody on the "Rocky & Bullwinkle" cartoon. * def gp... Topics: Old Time Radio, The Anderson Family, OTR Situation Comedy, OTR Sitcom, Dick Lane, Louise Archer,...
(13 Episodes) "A Date With Judy", summer replacement for the Bob Hope Show, aired on NBC(starring Ann Gillis) from June 24 to September 16, was a soap opera, mainly broadcasted to attract a larger teenage audience to the radio. Dellie Ellis portrayed Judy when the series returned the following summer (June 23 – September 15, 1942). Bristol Myers as its new sponsor, replaced The Eddie Cantor Show for the summer. Louise Erickson continued in the role of Judy over the next seven years... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: OTR Sitcom, Old Time Radio Sitcom, A Date with Judy, 13 eps, OTR Teenage Sitcom, Comic Strip
(97 Episodes) "The Aldrich Family" is one of those really GREAT and TIMELESS Old Time Radio sitcoms that make you laugh every time you listen to it. The main characters (created by Clifford Goldsmith) never age. Henry Aldrich (portrayed by Ezra Stone, Vic Jones and Bobby Ellis) is one of those types of teenagers everyone has met at sometime during life, as is his best buddy, Homer Brown (Jackie Kelk, Jack Grimes, Johnny Fieldler). More characters: Mary (Henry's sister); Alice and Sam... ( 8 reviews ) Topics: Old Time Radio, The Aldrich Family, OTR Sitcom, OTR Comedy, OTR Situation Comedy
(41 Episodes: 1st 3 Cases) "The Misadventures of Si & Elmer" (aka "Si & Elmer") was a daily 15 minute comedic soap opera, broadcast in the early 1930s. Story of two old fellas who decide later-in-life (their mid-60s) to become detectives. The boys manage to receive their detective licence, quickly open their own agency, studying their work-manual as they investigate. The antics to follow are quite hilarious and worth following - regardless of the 1 and 1/2 Minute... ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Misadventures of Si & Elmer, Serial, OTR Soap Opera, OTR Sitcom, Comedy Detective
(132 Episodes) "The Life of Riley": starring William Bendix as lovable, blundering, Chester A. Riley, was a radio situation comedy broadcast during and after wartime 40s. Because of its overwhelming radio popularity, Riley graduated as easily to a 1949 feature film, as it did to 1950s television. Also, in 1958, it hit the newsstands, when Dell Comics released "The Life of Riley" in comic book form. . Although "The Life of Riley" had originally begun as a proposed... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Old Time Radio, The Life of Riley, OTR Sitcom, Wartime Sitcoms. William Bendix
(03 Episodes) "The Adventures of Topper" Broadcast on the NBC network (WEAF, New York), "The Adventures of Topper" is a wonderful radio situation comedy regarding an old codger who is (pleasently) haunted by the ghost of a beautiful, rich, philandering, young woman (Marion Kirby) & her equally ghostly male companion/husband George. In the 1945-07-19 episode, Topper clearly describes storyline plot to his sweet wife, Malveena - and she immediately calls a shrink! Roland... Topics: Old Time Radio, Adventures of Topper, OTR Comedy, OTR Sitcom, Old Time Radio Sitcom, Old Time Radio...
(51 Episodes) "My Friend Irma," created by Cy Howard (writer/director/producer), was broadcast on CBS Radio from 1947-04-11 thru 1954-08-26. Marie Wilson portrayed Irma Peterson and both Cathy Lewis & Diana Lynn portrayed Jane Stacy. The program was Lever Brothers EMMD's (breath fresheners), Pepsodent Toothpaste & Swan Beauty Soap. "My Friend Irma" became a comic book character when Marvel / Atlas Comics published 'her' in 1950; the comic book demise took place in... Topics: Old Time Radio, My Friend Irma, OTR Sitcom, Situation Comedy, Comic Book
(81 Episodes) "The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet" situation comedy has many reused scripts and actual repeat shows. What is here, is in chronological order according to times they aired. * def gp ddh ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Old Time Radio. OTR Sitcom, OTR Comedy, Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet, Nelson
(309 Episodes on 2 pgs) Pg 1 of 2 - 087 of 309 Eps Pg 2 of 2 - 222 of 309 Eps AMOS & ANDY: Pg 2 of 2 including: 1) First Lines of each episode 2) Program Announcers 3) Program Sponsorship Descriptions 4) Names of All Deleted Doubles Listed as "aka" in Title and Name description 5) BBC 2 Part Documentary: The Real Amos & Andy It took me 3 weeks to clean up my Amos & Andy collection. By cleaning up, I mean I have removed (75 plus) existing doubles, as a result of mis-dated,... ( 7 reviews ) Topics: Amos & Andy, Sam & Henry, Freeman Gosden & Charles Correll, OTR Sitcom, OTR Comedy Teams
(37 Episodes) OTRs Burns & Allen Husband & wife Comedy Team George Burns & Gracie Allen, more widely known as simply "BURNS & ALLEN." * def gp ddh Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Sitcom, George Burns & Gracie Allen. Burns & Allan
(178 Episodes Plus 2 Auditions) "Our Miss Brooks" Regarding these 178 Eps of Old Time Radio Sitcom, "Our Miss Brooks," with Eve Arden ...... I do realize there are many MANY OMB downloads available online, which possibly prompts you to think ".. right .... yet another person uploading that which has already been (countless times!) uploaded!" As a rookie down-loader, I found misnamed episodes etc extremely confusing. I ended up with so many files that turned out to... ( 12 reviews ) Topics: Old Time Radio Comedy, Our Miss Brooks, OTR Sitcom, Eve Arden, Gale Gordon
(143 Episodes) Update: ** Episode information added to all uploads prior to Jan 05, 2011 JACK BENNY (Feb 14, 1894 – Dec 26, 1974) Jack Benny, born Benjamin Kubelsky, was an American comedian, vaudevillian, radio, television, and film actor. Widely recognized as one of the leading American entertainers of the 20th century, Benny played the role of the comic penny-pinching miser, insisting on remaining 39 years old on stage despite his actual age, and often (although an accomplished violinist)... ( 14 reviews ) Topics: Old Time Radio Comedy, OTR Sitcom, The Jack Benny Show, Rochester. Jello
(11 Episodes) "Mr & Mrs Blandings," was the NBC OTR sitcom, starring Cary Grant & Betsy Drake as Jim & Muriel Blandings, a spin-off from Cary Grant's hit movie "Mr. Blandings Build his Dream House." Robert Cummings & Jane Wyatt eventually did a pilot for the parts held by Cary Grant & Betsy Drake, as Grant asked to be released from his contract with the program. His reason for leaving? Rumour has it that his accountants told him he was paying "Uncle... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Old Time Radio, Mr & Mrs Blandings, OTR Sitcom, Old Time Radio, Cary Grant, Betsy Drake, Gale...